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Biggest Percentage Losers Since 2010 Highs

Since hitting their highest levels of the year on April 26, all three major market averages are officially trading in correction territory, defined by a decline between 10 and 19.9 percent.

While investors debate the next large move for the markets, following the May 6 "flash crash" along with the recent pullback, here is a look at where some of the largest drops occurred.

Leading the losses as of Monday's close, the NASDAQ Composite i

s down 15 percent from its peak in 2010, followed by the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average, with declines of 14 and 12 percent, respectively.

Among the major S&P sectors, the largest share of decreases occurred in the energy and material sectors.

The average percentage decline for all the S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 components during this time frame stands at 12 percent, with a standard deviation of 7 and 6 percent, respectively. The average percent drop for the 30-components that make up the Dow is 11 percent, with a standard deviation of 5 percent.

The following tables depict the biggest percent losers for all three equity indexes, since the market hit a 19-month high.


NASDAQ (100) % Losers Since Highest Level in 2010

Symbol
Company Name
Last
% Chg. 4/26/10 to 5/24/10
YTD % Chg.
Sector
SHLD Sears Holdings 87.11 -28.9 4.4 Consumer Disc.
PCLN priceline.com 193.14 -28.6 -11.6 Consumer Disc.
NVDA NVIDIA 12.36 -25.5 -33.8 Technology
JOYG Joy Global 47.63 -25.2 -7.6 Industrials
FWLT Foster Wheeler 23.81 -24.5 -19.1 Industrials
LINTA Liberty Media 12.36 -22.2 14 Consumer Disc.
STX Seagate Technology 16.14 -21.1 -11.3 Technology
DELL Dell 13.44 -21 -6.4 Technology
FLEX Flextronics International 6.43 -20.8 -12 Technology
LOGI Logitech International 13.81 -20.8 -19.3 Technology
NWSA News Corp 12.9 -20.6 -5.8 Consumer Disc.
ERTS Electronic Arts 16.28 -18.2 -8.3 Technology
VMED Virgin Media 15.18 -18 -9.8 Consumer Disc.
PCAR PACCAR 39.48 -17.8 8.9 Industrials
FSLR First Solar 109.21 -17.2 -19.3 Industrials

Among the major S&P sectors, the largest share of decreases occurred in the energy and material sectors.

The average percentage decline for all the S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 components during this time frame stands at 12 percent, with a standard deviation of 7 and 6 percent, respectively. The average percent drop for the 30-components that make up the Dow is 11 percent, with a standard deviation of 5 percent.

The following tables depict the biggest percent losers for all three equity indexes, since the market hit a 19-month high.


Dow (30) % Losers Since Highest Level in 2010

Symbol
Company Name
Last
% Chg. 4/26/10 to 5/24/10
YTD % Chg.
Sector
AA Alcoa 11.09 -21.1 -31.2 Materials
CAT Caterpillar 59.22 -17.3 3.9 Industrials
AXP American Express 39.04 -17.2 -3.7 Financials
GE General Electric 16.01 -17 5.8 Industrials
HPQ Hewlett-Packard 45.69 -15.8 -11.3 Technology
MSFT Microsoft 26.27 -15.6 -13.8 Technology
CSCO Cisco Systems 23.37 -15.2 -2.4 Technology
BA Boeing 63.15 -15.1 16.7 Industrials
BAC Bank of America 15.4 -14.7 2.3 Financials
DD DuPont 35.4 -13.6 5.1 Materials
UTX United Technologies 66.13 -13.4 -4.7 Industrials
INTC Intel 20.67 -13.2 1.3 Technology
XOM Exxon Mobil 60.19 -13.1 -11.7 Energy
DIS Disney 32.48 -12.3 0.7 Consumer Disc.
JPM JPMorgan Chase 38.62 -12 -7.3 Financials